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Private equity firm Advent International acquired an 80% stake of Walmart’s Brazil business in June 2018 for US$4.5bn. The business has just announced that the Walmart brand will be removed from its supermarkets by June 2020 and the retailer will operate under its new name ‘Grupo BIG’.

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Cash and carry continues to be one of the fastest growing channels in Latin America. The stores have been particularly successful in Brazil and we are starting to see major retailers open an increasing number of them in other markets across the region. The following article focuses on cash and carry growth in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Brazil Brazil remains the dominant market for ca...
GPA has reported gross revenues of BRL$14.2bn (US$3.7bn) for Q2, an 11.3% year-on-year (YOY) increase. This is despite comparative like-for-like performances being affected by a slower recovery of the economy and a particularly strong comparative sales performance in 2018 as a result of the football world cup.   Assaí accounts for over 50% of gross sales In Q2 gross sales for GPA’s Assaí ...
Carrefour Brazil has reported consolidated sales of BRL15.3bn (US$4bn) for Q2 2019. Gross sales accelerated from +9.9% in Q1 to +13.5% (ex-petrol) in Q2. Like-for-like (LFL) sales were +7.7%, more than double what they were in Q2 2018. Sales for Carrefour Retail grew by 10.6% demonstrating how Carrefour’s 2022 transformation plan and Act for Food strategy are successfully driving spend in it...


We look at how Carrefour plans to evolve globally over the next five years as it embeds its 2022 Transformation plan globally. The retailer's continual evolution, especially with cash & carry stores, small formats and online, will help it offset the challenges being seen at its hypermarkets.
In this round-up we share our key highlights and trends that impressed us over the last few months in the course of our store visits. Within this report we present examples from retailers in a number of markets including Boots, Waitrose, X5 Retail Group, Giant Direct and many more.
This report covers six examples of Brazil-based retailers celebrating their fresh ranges. This covers a mix of store formats located in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
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